Swiss Watching

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 9781857889918
Genre : Travel
File Size : 78.62 MB
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A Financial Times Book of the Year and international bestseller.
Category: Travel

Swiss Watching

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 9781473644946
Genre : Travel
File Size : 30.90 MB
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New updated edition, new statistics and Epilogue One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the centre of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island. Swiss Watching is a fascinating journey around Europe s most individual and misunderstood country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Diccon Bewes proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks and skis, francs and cheese. This book dispels the myths and unravels the true meaning of Swissness. In a land of cultural contradictions, this is a picture of the real and normally unseen Switzerland, a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation not just a tour itinerary, and where tradition is as important as innovation. It's also the story of its people, who have more power than their politicians, but can't speak to one another in the same language and who own more guns per head than the people of Iraq. As for those national clich├ęs, well, not all the cheese has holes, cuckoo clocks aren't Swiss and the trains don't always run exactly on time.
Category: Travel

Swiss Watching

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 9781857885484
Genre : Travel
File Size : 23.47 MB
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A fascinating picture of the real Switzerland and a revealing journey around Europe's most individual country.
Category: Travel

Slow Train To Switzerland

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 9781857889765
Genre : Travel
File Size : 83.53 MB
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A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionized tourism forever.
Category: Travel

Beyond Chocolate

Author : Margaret Oertig-Davidson
ISBN : 9783905252231
Genre : Travel
File Size : 80.79 MB
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Immerse yourself in the cultural attitudes of Switzerland's fascinating, multifaceted society. This study exposes different attitudes and potential misunderstandings about friendship, neighbourliness, being professional, giving and getting compliments and criticism, parenting, schooling, being polite, entertaining, decision making, etiquette, leadership, making plans and much much more.
Category: Travel

A Concise History Of Switzerland

Author : Clive H. Church
ISBN : 9781107244191
Genre : History
File Size : 65.20 MB
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Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.
Category: History

Swiss Made

Author : R. James Breiding
ISBN : 9781847658098
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 37.81 MB
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Why has Switzerland - a tiny, land-locked country with few natural advantages - become so successful for so long at so many things? In banking, pharmaceuticals, machinery, even textiles, Swiss companies rank alongside the biggest and most powerful global competitors. How did they get there? How do they continue to refresh themselves? Does the Swiss 'Sonderfall' (special case) provide lessons others can learn and benefit from? Can the Swiss continue to perform in a hyper-competitive global economy? Swiss Made offers answers to these and many other questions about the country as it describes the origins, structures and characteristics of the most important Swiss companies. The authors suggest success is due to a large degree to sound entrepreneurial thinking and an openness to new ideas. And they venture a surprising forecast on the country's ability to keep pace in an age of globalisation.
Category: Business & Economics

How To Be Swiss

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 3038690007
Genre :
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Mastering the art of being Swiss isn't always easy, even if you're Swiss, but this entertaining instruction manual will help you make it (or fake it). Created by best-selling author Diccon Bewes and Swiss cartoonist Michael Meister, How to be Swiss gives you the low-down on such crucial matters as 'Swiss History You (Almost) Need to Know' and 'Finding Swiss Bliss'. It's the perfect book for discovering how Swiss you are already, and how Swiss you want to be.
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Around Switzerland In 80 Maps

Author : Diccon Bewes
ISBN : 2940481148
Genre :
File Size : 26.92 MB
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A fascinating encounter between Swiss history and original cartography. Using very little-known maps that he researched in archives around the country, Diccon Bewes presents the most important moments in Switzerland's history, ancient and recent, in a different and innovative way. The description accompanying each map is informative, amusing and easy to read.
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